"Sometimes things don't work out; it's called creative differences," Variety quoted a spokesman for the actor, as saying. De Niro had signed to play an operative sent to clean up the evidence in the murder of a young woman. Mel Gibson stars as the victim's father, a homicide detective for the Boston Police Dept. who uncovers her secret life, a corporate cover-up and government collusion.
The movie is a revamp of a 1980s TV miniseries Campbell directed for the BBC. The filmmaker is now hunting for a replacement for De Niro.